Counter Writing Workshop Programme

Plenary Sessions and Paper Presentations

 Day 1 (30-10-2014): Plenary Session I – 11.15 am to 1.00 pm

Chair: Prof. Raviranjan: Department of Hindi, University of Hyderabad

Input Paper: “The Other is Plural: Aesthetics of the Quests for Subaltern Identities” – S.Dasan, Professor of English and Director, Shukrodaya’s Academy for HRD, Mysore

Input Paper: “The Orality and Subversions in Some Representative Dalit Texts” – Maya Pandit, Professor of English, EFLU, Hyderabad

Input Paper:   Text as Culture and Culture as Text: An Anthropological Analysis of Dalit’s Narratives in the Context of Village Ritual-–N. Sudhakar Rao Professor of Anthropology, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad

Open House Discussion

Lunch-break: 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm

Group Discussions: 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm

Moderator: Prof. Kashinath Ranveer: Baba Sahib Ambedkar Maratwada University, Aurangabad, Maharastra

Discussion in Groups: on themes and concerns raised by speakers at the inaugural and plenary session I

Report Drafting

Reporting of Workshop Discussions and Open House Response


Tea Break: 3.00 pm to 3.15 pm


Paper Presentations: 3.15 pm to 4.30 pm

Life in Reel and Text

Chair:  Dr. Ramulu P., Department of Telugu, UoH

Manasi MS : Remolding Stereotypes: Representation of Women and the subaltern in Padmarajan  Cinemas

RAGI K.R. : Women, Caste and Rape: Conceptualizing in Select Indian Films

Rajashree R : Representation of a Dalit Heroine’s Caste Dynamics in Kamal’s Celluloid

Saidul Haque: Countering Punishment: A Study of Nandini Oza’s Whither Justice: Stories of Women in Prison

Trevor Jeyaraj J. S: Lived Experience/s and its Other, ‘imagined experience/s’: The Scar and Bharathipura


                                           II  Paper Presentations: 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm

Caste and Tradition

Chair: Dr. Milind Pundit; Assistant Professor, Arts, Science and Commerce College, Ambad, Jalna, Maharastra

Sudarshan Ashok Bhaware:   When Words Become Weapon in a Battle against Caste-Class:  A Study of Namdeo Dhasal’s Golpitha

Thahir Jamal KM:  Deconstructing the Idea of ‘Unbroken’, ‘Great Indian Tradition’

 Screening of the Telugu Film: KAMLI (2006) on 30th October, 2014 at 6.00 p.m.

                                                 Venue: Auditorium, School of Humanities

 DAY 2 : 31st October, 2014


Plenary Session II:  9.15 am to 11.15 am

Chair: Prof. Thirupathi Kumar: EFL University, Hyderabad

  1. Input Paper: Counter Cultural Poetry of the Coloured Subaltern Women: The Poems of Meena Kandasamy and Gladys Thomas: A Comparaison” – by M. Dasan, formerly Professor of English, Kannur University, Kerala
  2. Input Paper: “Dalit and Adivasi Self-Assertion as the Pulse of Freedom: Problems and Prospects” – by T. Nageswara Rao, Professor of English, EFLU, Hyderabad
  3. Input Paper: “Literature of the Oppressed: Theory and Practice of Dalit Literature and African Literature” – by Kashinath Ranveer, Professor of English, Baba Sahib Ambedkar Maratwada University, Aurangabad, Maharastra
  4. Input Paper: Contextualizing Dalit Literature in Maharashtra: Praxis/ Practice”. -by Bajrang Korde, Professor of English, Pune University.
  5. Open House Discussion


Tea Break: 11.15 am to 11.30 pm

Group Discussions: 11.30 am to 12.30 pm

Moderator: Prof. Pramod Nair: Department of English, University of Hyderabad

  1. Discussion in Groups: on themes and concerns raised by Speakers at Sessions II
  2. Report Drafting
  3. Reporting of Workshop Discussions and Open House Response


Plenary Session III: 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm

Chair: Prof. A. S. Dasan: Director, Shukrodaya’s  Academi for HRD, Mysore

  1. Input Paper: Subba Rao, Professor of English, Osmania University, Hyderabad
  2. Input Paper: Thirupathi Kumar, Professor of English, EFL University, Hyderabad
  • Open House Discussions

Lunch Break: 1.30 pm to 2.15 pm

Group Discussions: 2.15 pm to 3.15 pm

Moderator: Prof. Sivarama Padikkal: Centre for Applied Linguistics and Translation Studied, UoH


  1. Discussion in Groups: on themes and concerns raised by Speakers at Sessions III
  2. Report Drafting
  3. Reporting of Workshop Discussions and Open House Response Finalizing the Draft on Subaltern
  4. Aesthetics- Peer-Group with all the Invited   Resource Persons


III       Paper Presentations: 3.15 pm to 4.15 pm

Politics of Identity

Chair:  Dr. Murali Manohar: Head, Department of English, UoH


Geetha K.A:                     Fissures and Divergences: A Study of Tamil Dalit Identities

Gopinath S:                      Dalit Dynamism in the works of Bama

Jadumani Mahanand:  Foregrounding Politics of Recognition: Reading from Dalit Autobiographies (Experience)

Vrushali   V. Nagarale:  “A Comparative Literature Study of Translated Autobiographies Written by Women of Different Social Strata in Maharashtra

                Tea Break: 4.15 pm to 4.30 pm









 Wednesday, October 29, 2014

 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


  Conference Hall, Dept. of Urdu, School of Humanities

 All are invited


Please register at CCL Office for logistic purposes